What does Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High mean?

Arctic Monkeys: Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High Meaning

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Song Released: 2014


Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High Lyrics

The mirror's image
Tells me it's home time
But I'm not finished
'Cause you're not by my side
And as I arrived I thought I saw you leaving
Carrying your shoes
Decided that once again I was just dreaming
Of bumping into you

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  1. anonymous
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    Feb 24th !⃝

    I interpret that the song may be (kind of) a one-sided relationship where they only want you when they are in substance use, at the part where it vocaizes ""it's three in the morning, and i'm tryin' to change your mind." is where the person is trying to convince the other not to use their body or something similar like such.

  2. anonymous
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    Sep 29th 2021 !⃝

    It's about not being able to hide the true feelings while one is intoxicated. Even though he might keep this girl out of his head and avoid his feelings while sober, when he is intoxicated he only wants her.

  3. anonymous
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    Aug 17th 2021 !⃝

    I think the song is about a person liking another person and them and have strong feelings about and they constantly try and try but when they want then is when they are under the influence of drugs or anything like that so the feelings aren't reciprocated.

  4. anonymous
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    Dec 11th 2020 !⃝

    I think this song is about being heartbroken and a person only wanting you when they are intoxicated or using you for your body.

  5. anonymous
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    Jul 5th 2016 !⃝

    Basically saying why do you only want me when you are high. The guy obviously hides his true feelings from her when he's not intoxicated in some way I guess.


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